We are currently back in lockdown in Nova Scotia again. Our province has only had a cumulative 2,854 cases as of today since this all began over a year ago, and of those almost 1000 of them are currently active cases from within the last 2 weeks. We have had over a 400% increase in cases these last 7 days over the 7 days before. All because of people coming into the province from outside the province (mostly Ontario as I understand it) who have not self-isolated and now put the whole province at risk.
It’s a pretty bad situation for a province that has managed to really keep control of everything up until now. We apparently only have 4 active cases in the western zone of the province where I live but we are under stay-at-home orders and never actually left the state of emergency that was put into place last year. It’s really annoying that a few people have wrecked it for all of us and caused community spread (which we have not had in almost 9 months). I’m so pissed. So much for having my depression under control, this has managed to bring it all back.
Since we can not leave our community except to get groceries or other essential travel. We can not even go hiking or to trails or anything like that. Eddie’s work is essential and has not closed down so all I can do is drive him to work, come home and do schoolwork or watch TV. I am really wanting to go for a walk outside. We do have a rail-to-trail in our community so I am hoping to go for a little walk on it tomorrow. It’s along the Annapolis Basin so it looks out over the basin which is nice, at least it has a little bit of scenery, even if it’s the same scenery I can basically see out my living room window. We can’t even see my parents or brother, which sucks. Hopefully, it will not last too long or at least we will be able to “bubble” with them again this summer. None of us have the vaccine yet, my parents have an appointment next week, but they are only at age 50 and above right now.
Other than that I have been concentrating on catching up on school work and have managed to get myself back on track with school. I am about halfway through my program now and am starting to feel like things are coming together and I am starting to envision the end. Sort of. I have always loved working with WordPress and one of the main things I want to do is design WordPress themes. I am starting to realize though that there is much more that I want to do as well. I am really enjoying logo design. I am also really interested in building full custom websites for businesses, either with or without WordPress.
Right now I am struggling a little with the idea of developing WordPress themes, simply because there seems to be so much to learn, so much conflicting information and ideas. And it also seems like the program I am doing may not be going as much into theme development as I would like and more into just setting up and creating sites with WordPress using existing themes and customizing them. I’m a little confused on the best way to get started developing my own themes and where to start with that. I’m a bit frustrated and though I don’t mind looking elsewhere for information, however, the information I am finding is a bit overwhelming. Maybe at the end of the program, it will make more sense than it is now.
For now, it’s just leaving me frustrated.